Norfolk launches Socially Distanced Music Festivals
Socially distanced music festivals are probably one of the last things you’d expect to see at the end of a summer ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic, especially in the heart of provincial Norfolk. However, Six months after lockdown forced concerts, events and the entertainment industry to a grinding halt, it was a breath of fresh air to dust off the cameras and video equipment to cover not just one, but a whole series of Socially Distanced Concerts under the Summertime Social Brand. Held at the Norfolk Showground brought well known artists to Norwich including Judge Jules, Fabio & Grooverider & Sonique to name just a few. In addition to the Socially Distanced Music Festivals, Summertime Social also offered Socially Distanced Comedy Clubs and a Drive-in Cinema experience
Hundreds of people excitedly soaked up the atmosphere following weeks of separation and lockdown at one of Norfolk’s first large scale socially-distanced music festivals. Summertime Social could very well pave the way for 2021 as the new norm for public events. The festival, which took place across three weeks over August and September offered a huge choice of music tasted and ,live performances from comedians, dancers, singer, bands, DJ’s and a 12 piece Orchestra in the tree-lined fields of the Norfolk Showground.
Danny Banthorpe, part of Ideal Events with Andrew Bunn, said: “Summertime Social is designed to help the local events industry and food traders.
“It is a chance to let loose in a safe environment and we also have proper toilets, hand sanitiser and check-in is contactless too.”
Featuring a ton of exciting artists, delicious food and pop-up bars, Summertime social gave a taste of the festival-filled summer with added safety precautions and socially distanced element. Revellers in groups of up to six people were spread across separate roped off areas with the option of seating or benches and tables for added comfort. Dumfoundus and Friends saw the Gorleston based Trio, Dumfoundus offer up an exciting finale of the first Socially Distanced Music Festivals with their upbeat, on your feet reggae tunes and a style labelled y some as ‘beach pop.’ The band had performed selectively over the past few years and their appearance had the crowds dancing in their pods. Blanc Creative were on hand to document these landmark Events with their Live Event Photography and Live Event Video Production. Lee Blanchflower and the Blanc Creative Team have over ten years experience shooting professional concert and music Festival Photography at high profile Events including Isle of Wight Festival and Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Latitude Festival. Lee worked as the Sundown Festival Official Photographer for 4 years and has worked with Forestry England for 6 years documenting Concerts at Thetford in the stunning Grounds of High Lodge.
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